Paradise is derived from the Greek word paradeisos, which itself originated from an ancient Persian term which meant a wooded park. It's used only three times in the New Testament in most Bible translations, referring once to God's abode in heaven and twice to the future Kingdom of God on earth. In the Old Testament, a similar Hebrew word, pardace, was used once to describe a verdant forest, and twice for an bountiful orchard. The Septuagint (the pre-Christian Greek translation of the Old Testament) used "paradise" to translate another Hebrew word for the Garden of Eden which actually meant a fenced garden.

Hebrew References To Pardace In The Old Testament

References To Paradeisos In The New Testament

Fact Finder: What are some of the many Scriptural references that describe what a peaceful, wonderful place earth will be for the repentant after The Return Of Jesus Christ?
Micah 4:1-3, Revelation 22:1-5
See also Why Is Christ Returning? and The Kingdom of God and The River Of Life

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